Tropical storm Cristobal hits the coast of Louisiana

La tempête tropicale Cristobal s’abat sur les côtes de la Louisiane

Tropical storm Cristobal hit Sunday on the coasts of Louisiana, in the south-east of the United States, according to the american Center of hurricanes (NHC).

At 18 h, the storm hit the south-east coast of this State, with wind speeds up to 80 km/h, according to the same source.

Wind gusts reached 102 km/h on a nearby island off the coast of Mississippi.

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The NHC has issued a warning about “a flood risk endangering the lives of the people” for the area from the mouth of the Mississippi to Ocean Springs, to a little over 140 km from here, as well as a risk of tropical storm for an area extending up to Florida, which means that high winds and heavy rains are expected.

The storm is expected to weaken with the approach of Arkansas and Missouri, on Monday and Tuesday.

According to the u.s. Agency for ocean observation and atmospheric (NOAA), the season 2020 hurricanes, which runs from 1 June to 30 November, will probably be above normal in the Atlantic, with a forecast of three to six hurricanes of category 3 or higher.

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